Karen Ciral (1945-1979) was an American film and television actress active in the 1960s and 1970s.
Ciral was born on 23 March 1945, in Riverside, California. She moved to Hollywood as a young teenager to pursue a career in acting.
Ciral made her acting debut in 1966, appearing as "Sally Lamb" in the film, The Undertaker and His Pals. The following year, in 1967, she was case as "Lana Boland" in Russ Meyer-directed film, Good Morning... and Goodbye!
In 1976, she made a guest appearance in television episode "Can't Win for Losin'" of the television series, Baretta.
She was last seen playing a minor role in Robert Mulligan-directed file, Bloodbrothers (1978.)
Shortly before her death in 1979, Ciral got engaged to John Callahan, a musician from Portland Maine, who had moved to Los Angeles from Portland, Maine. They had met in 1975.
This was going to be her second marriage. Her first marriage with William Russell Jones, from 1959 to 1965, ended in a divorce.
In June 1979, Ciral, while driving to an audition in Los Angeles, was hit head on by a drunk driver. She died the following month, on July 27, following an an accidental overdose of phenobarbital, which she was prescribed for seizures after the accident.
|1966||The Undertaker and His Pals||Movie||James Westmoreland|
|1967||Good Morning... and Goodbye!||Movie||Russ Meyer||Alaina CapriStuart Lancaster|
|1969||The Cycle Savages||Movie||Bruce DernMelody PattersonChris Robinson (actor)|
|1969||Some Kind of a Nut||uncredited||Garson Kanin||Dick Van DykeAngie DickinsonRosemary Forsyth|
|1972||Love, Swedish Style||Movie|
|1976||Baretta||TV Series||Robert BlakeTom EwellMichael D. Roberts|
|1977||Police Story||TV Series||Scott BradyDon Meredith|
|1978||FM||Movie||John A. Alonzo||Michael BrandonEileen BrennanAlex Karras|
|1978||Bloodbrothers||Movie||Robert Mulligan||Richard Price (writer)Walter Newman||Paul SorvinoTony Lo BiancoRichard Gere|